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THE STORY BEHIND THE GOAL SONG

Zenon Konopka led the charge behind changing the goal song. Here is the full story.

Tuesday, 10.12.2010 / 12:14 PM ET / News
By Katrina Doell
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THE STORY BEHIND THE GOAL SONG
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On Monday, every time the New York Islanders scored a goal against the New York Rangers, the fans were treated to a new goal song, "Live is Life" by Opus. After the sixth goal, fans at the Coliseum really had a taste for the new tune.

The team announced via Facebook and Twitter that morning that the team had requested a change and that a new song would be debuting that afternoon. Fans anxiously awaited.

Some fans were shocked, some were mad, some were happy, and some were confused. But the saying goes, "you can't make all the people happy all of the time.." or something to that effect.

What many out there in Islanders Country may not realize is that this change was initiated by the players who gathered together to sign a petition to change the song.

Zenon Konpka led the charge and here is a short video explaining the change.







Konopka asks teammate John Tavares about the song and what he thinks about it.






So there you have it. The players, trying to create their own identity and establish themselves early in 2010-2011 season are looking forward to all the fans chanting and singing along as the Islanders drive toward their goal of making the playoffs.



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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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